All UALR residential students will participate in a dining plan. Our UALR dining provider, Sodexo, offers several meal plan options.
- 19 meals per week with $50 Dining Dollars
$1,800 per semester
- 15 meals per week with $100 Dining Dollars
$1,620 per semester
- 10 meals per week with $150 Dining Dollars
$1,400 per semester
- 7 meals per week with $350 Dining Dollars
$1,300 per semester
- $1000 Dining Dollars
$1,000 per semester
Residential Plans are purchased through the Office of Campus Living and are non refundable. For more details about the meal plans, refer to the resident handbook.
How do residential dining plans work?
There are two types of residential dining plans: plans with “meals per week” with an additional amount of Dining Dollars, and a plan that is Dining Dollars only. The Dining Dollars only plan is available only to upperclassmen.If you have a “meals per week” plan, you are allotted 3 meals per day or 1 meal per time frame. Below is a breakdown of each meal’s time frame.
Breakfast: 6:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Lunch: 10:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Dinner: 3:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Any additional attempts to use your meal plan during these times will result in either a declined transaction or the cost of the meal being deducted from the remaining balance of your Dining Dollars.
As described above, meals may only be used once during a meal period. This means if a meal is used during breakfast, the student must wait until the lunch time frame to be able to use a meal again. Meals “reset” every week on Sunday. For example, if a student has the 10 meals per week plan, and they use all 10 meals by Wednesday, they will have to wait until the following Sunday to get the next week’s set of 10 meals. Meals may be used in the Cafeteria one time to fill up a tray, or to purchase combos from Taco Bell that is located in the Student Center Food Court. “Trojan Grill” located by the Residence Halls, and “Sub Connection” located in the EIT building, also offer combos that qualify as “meals”.
Dining Dollars (same as “Flex Dollars”) may be used to purchase the same items as meals, plus all other items offered by Dining Services, such as the “Proudly Serving Starbucks” provided in the Food Court, and items from the Commons Market.
If a student chooses a Dining plan with meals per week and an additional amount of Dining Dollars, such as the 10 meals per week with $150 DD, then the meals will reset every week, but the Dining Dollars will not.
Dining Dollars may be used at any time and in any amount. Dining Dollars do not reset every week like meals do. If a student chooses the $1000 Dining Dollar plan and spends all $1000 Dining Dollars by mid semester, they will not receive any more Dining Dollars for that semester, unless they manually add Dining Dollars to their account through the Dining Services website or by contact Dining Services directly. Unused Dining Dollars will roll over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester, but will expire at the end of the Spring semester.
Please visit https://ualr.sodexomyway.com/ to learn more about UALR’s Dining Services!